HC Deb 10 December 1998 vol 322 cc271-2W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will(a) list designated police stations and their approximate location, (b) indicate the number of interview rooms currently available in each and (c) estimate and break down the cost of fitting one room in each station with video recording equipment, indicating capital costs for equipment, building works (alterations), installation and running costs for the first year and subsequent years. [62262]

Mr. Ingram

Designated police stations and the number of interview rooms available in each are shown.

Division Station Numbre Interview Rooms
A Musgrave Street, Belfast 2
B Grosvenor Road, Belfast 3
Lisburn, Co. Antrim 2
D Antrim Road, Belfast 2
Antrim 2
E Strandtown, Belfast 2
G Newtownards, Co. Down 2
Downpatrick Co. Down 2
H Armagh 1
J Lurgan, Co. Armagh 2
Banbridge, Co. Down 2
K Cookstown, Co. Tyrone 2
Dungannon, Co. Tyrone 2
L Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh 2
Omagh, Co. Tyrone 3
N Strand Road, Londonderry 5
Waterside, Londonderry 2
Strabane, Co. Tyrone 2
Division Station Numbre Interview Rooms
O Coleraine, Co. Londonderry 2
Limavady, Co. Londonderry 2
P Ballymena, Co. Antrim 2
Larne, Co. Antrim 2
Total 48

The cost of fitting out one room is broken down as follows:

Capital costs for equipment:
1 x video interview recording system 4,400
2 x fixed colour cameras 700
Building works (alterations):
Electrical work 3,000
Building work 1,550
Contingencies @ 10 per cent. 450
16 hours labour @ £24.30 per hour 389
Cabling, brackets, domes 300
Estimated total: 10,789


Maintenance is estimated at £400 per annum together with the cost of video tapes at £6.00 each.